Thursday, June 21, 2007

Day 124 - 169.8 - Another new decade & Unbelievable Undies

God I love it when a new number pops up in second place on the scale. So it's only .2 pounds away from 170 and if I'd not peed an extra long time this morning I may have missed it, but whatever. It's mine. I OWN that 6. Yee Haa.

Last week before our conference in French Lick, I bought a pair of (My) Assets Unbelievable Underwear at Target (apparently, there's no more MY in the name and I'm behind the times). I'd been putting off buying these for ages. I have a white girdle thingy I've owned for probably 15 years that works okay, but it does cut across my thighs and you can see that cut line sometimes depending on the clothes. And the reviews I'd read on Target's website weren't all that great, with complaints about the waistband and quality.

I wear (My) Assets Fabulous Footless pantyhose WITH EVERYTHING. Seriously, unless I'm in shorts, my workout clothes, or PJ's, I'm wearing these. My saddlebags just do not go with the fashions these days.

So I love this line of lingerie. I praise Target, Sara Blakely, The Goddess of Discount Fashion, whoever is responsible for making Spanx affordable. If I had one, I'd name my third child Sara Blakely N. Thankfully, I'm all snipped up so that's not going to happen. But still, that's how much I love what this woman created.

Back to the purchase of Unbelievable Underwear. I needed something for the little black dress I wore at dinner last week. I didn't want to spend $50 on a new girdle thingy, so I thought I'd throw down $15 at Target and see how bad these really are.

OMG. They are unbelievable, just like the name says! I don't know how it's possible, but there is no cut line across my thigh. I've had no quality issues, no waistband unraveling, and I wore them last Thursday and every day this week. (And, hello? Wash them in the sink and no unraveling problem. This is basic lingerie maintenance, people.)

They actually are better than the Footless, because the band on the Footless that usu. hits me under my knee/high on my calf is tighter than the bottom of this thigh-long pantie. Plus I'd wear the Footless under knee length skirts and had to hike up the band above my knee, and that was not comfortable.

And here's another bonus. The waist band is cut low, so it's not creating a massive muffin top like my girdle that supposed to help squeeze in my belly fat. What idiot designed these things that are supposed to squeeze in belly fat?! All they do is scrunch down and create another lovely roll, of which I have enough already, thank you very much.

I'll be buying more Unbelievable Underwear. I'm in a size 3 now. When I hit my goal weight, I'll be in a size 2 (yes, I am that much of a geek that I am dreaming of where I'll land on the hosiery charts). Apparently even little tiny people have saddlebags, because size 1 fits 5'5'' at 105 pounds. It's nice to know tiny little people need to squeeze in their fat, too.


Lori said...

Now, Laura, I did a whole reviwe of the Spanx vs. Assets a while back. :-) (And I'm behind in the times b/c I didn't know that they changed it to MY Assets either.)

Hey, I got to hit a milestone of just going to CVS and buying XXL pantyhose and it fit. So I understand completely the whole size thing. You're tall, too, right so the size isn't all about your weight either. Just remember that.

Laura N said...

Oh yes, dear Lori, I remember that review. I just forgot that I remembered. =)